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July 12th, 2017
UPDATE: ‘No evidence’ to support Letty’s conspiracy charge- Julian B. Knowles QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- United Kingdom (UK) Attorney at Law Julian B. Knowles QC appeared in the Court of Appeal today July 12, 2017 as the legal representative, along with popular criminal lawyer Patrick Thompson, for Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, who is appealing the decision of Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo.

November 8th, 2016
Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge briefly hospitalised; Back @ HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Horse racing legend and businesswomen Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge was yesterday November 7, 2016 taken to Peebles Hospital after complaining of chest pains.

September 12th, 2016
Controversial Magistrate sends Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge to prison for 6 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a heavily guarded Road Town Police Station, horse racing legend and businesswomen Mrs Violet 'Letty' Hodge was today September 12, 2016 sentenced to six years in prison and fined $100,000 by controversial Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste DaBreo of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

October 14th, 2015
Pari-mutuel betting @ Ellis Thomas Downs can reduce crime- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the notion that the Virgin Islands is said to be a Christian society for the most part, the jury seems to be decided in favour of pari-mutuel wagering, as its practical benefits trump convictions of religious beliefs.

September 23rd, 2015
‘It was time for him to go’ – 'Act' co-owner Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - A sporting legend in the Virgin Islands is no more. The great Virgin Islands race horse Actspectation had to be euthanised yesterday morning September 22, 2015 on the advice of a veterinarian, bringing to an end the retired champion horse that had a proud legacy of 19 wins in succession.

September 22nd, 2015
VI’s champion race horse Actspectation is dead

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- One of the most successful and celebrated horses in the Virgin Islands, Actspectation has died.

July 23rd, 2015
UPDATE: ‘I decide who stays & who goes!’ – Magistrate Tamia N. Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Principal Magistrate Tamia N. Richards went to town on attorney at law Patrick Thompson today July 23, 2015 when she discovered that he was the reason that Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge – found guilty of conspiracy to import narcotics – was absent from her sentencing hearing.

July 8th, 2015
Doughmaker out for at least 3 months

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Championship horse owner Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said history was made in the Virgin Islands when a successful equine surgery was performed on champion horse Doughmaker to remove a bone chip in one of its legs. As a result of the surgery, Doughmaker will be out of action for at least three months.

July 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: 'Letty' Hodge moves to HC to appeal guilty verdict

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge has moved to the High Court to appeal the recent guilty verdict against her in the Magistrate's Court.

April 27th, 2015
3 Tortola horses in STT's Governor’s Cup

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three Tortola horses, Doughmaker, Chilean Boy and Trading Secrets will go head to head with Uptown Anthem, Giant Valley and Break Up The Game in the Governor’s Cup – the feature race on May 1, 2015 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track, St. Thomas, USVI.


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